H-D introduces Iron 883

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Harley-Davidson has introduced a new Sporter, the Iron 883, which features blackened components, fork gaiters, drag-style handlebars, a staggered exhaust, side-mounted licence plate, and a one-piece seat.

The new Sportster is powered by the standard 883 cc V-Twin Evolution Sportster motor.

Seat height is only 643 mm (25.3 in) and a passenger seat and backrest can be added.

Judging by Deeley Harley-Davidson’s press announcement, Joseph Conrad himself might have ridden the Iron 883, if he’d had the chance: "The black powder-coated 883 cc Evolution powertrain with black covers takes the Iron 883 bike deep into the heart of darkness. With Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) and performance tuning with a flat torque curve, the Iron 883 delivers plenty of power for the city scene. From the pipes on the straight cut shorty dual exhaust flows the distinctive American V-Twin sound. A ticket to ride the Iron 883 starts at just $9,569 Canadian MSRP, leaving plenty of freedom for customization."

The new Sportster will be on view at the Quebec City, Moncton, and Montreal MMIC motorcycle shows.

1 COMMENT

  1. Very good points. I’m not positive about the latest generation Sporty Engine, but the Evo Sportsters were very easily and economically upgraded to 1200 cc. Just a bore and a set of pistons to get you what was the fastest HD Bike any size (prerevolution)

    Also TK4 – Very good point about the stock pipes. I would think a set of black Screaming Eagle mufflers and a black wrap on the exhaust would be the reasonable way to complete the look.

  2. I like it, but then I’ve always been a sucker for minimalist Sportsters.
    One nit-pick, the header pipes and mufflers should be black too.
    Are you listening Motor Corp?

  3. I really like the Sportster line and love all the blacked out Harleys, period. The only problem (yes, there is a problem) is that the engines need to offer real ‘sport’ performance. Not talking about 600 sportbike territory but a little more get up and go so Reflex 250’s don’t make you nervous at every light! :roll

    Or make a turbocharger standard on the blacked out models so we can do more than pose.

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